Free College Football Picks For Today 9/23/2021
UCLA vs. Stanford Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
UCLA at Stanford—College Football Pick is UCLA and Stanford to play over the total of 58 points. Team have played to over in four straight head to head meetings. Stanford has shown great improvement with the switch to quarterback Tanner McKee as their offense posted 42 points on USC and 41 last week in their win at Vanderbilt. McKee is completing 71.4% of his passes. Cardinal has been successful as well on the ground with 4.9 yards per rush. UCLA an experienced team has shown good offensively play in 2021. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson is averaging 11.1 yards per pass attempt as the team is loaded with playmakers. Bruins have struggled defensively against the Pass surrendering 342 yards per game. Cardinal defense has not been good against the run allowing 210 yards per game with 5.9 yards per rush. Play UCLA and Stanford over 58.
Oregon St vs. USC Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Oregon St at USC—College Football free pick is Oregon St Beavers +12. Oregon St lone road game resulted in a nine point loss at Purdue. The Beavers have put up good defensive numbers on the year holding opponents to 2.9 yards per rush and 6.6 per pass attempt. Quarterback Chance Nolan is completing 70.3% of his passes averaging 9.8 yards per pass attempt. The Beavers run game is generating 5.5 yards per carry. USC not as strong on the run. In their loss to Stanford the Trojans surrendered 10.2 yards per pass. Still concern for USC defense to lay these many points. Play Oregon St +12.
Louisville vs. Florida St Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Louisville vs. Florida St—Free pick is Florida St Seminoles -1.5. Florida St returns home still winless and desperate for a win. They dropped an overtime home defeat to Notre Dame and lost to Jacksonville St on a Hail Mary. Seminoles were able to move the football for 442 yards with 284 rushing. Quarterback McKenzie Milton is completing 63% of his passes. Louisville plays their first true road game. Cardinals were disappointing in their neutral site game against Ole Miss failing behind 17-0 at the half in a 43-24 defeat. Cardinals surrendered 569 yards to the Rebels. Louisville defense is allowing 162 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per rush. Seminoles run for 184 yards and 4.8 per attempt. Play Florida St -1.5.
Kansas St vs. Oklahoma St Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Kansas St at Oklahoma St—College football pick is Kansas St Wildcats +6. Wildcats off to a 3-0 starts beating quality teams in the non-conference against Stanford by 17 and Nevada by 21 points. They have a good ground attack that is generating 225 yards and 5.3 yards per run. Defense has been solid for the Wildcats holding opponents to 280 yards, 1.9 per rush and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. Oklahoma St also leans on a strong defense. It is the offense that is the concern Cowboys have failed to cover each home game winning by 7 to Missouri St and 5 to Tulsa. Oklahoma St run game generating only 3.4 per rush. Spencer Sanders is completing only 53.8% of his passes this year. Cowboys are dealing with cluster injuries at receivers and hope to get some of the injured back. Play Kansas St +6.
Southern Miss vs. Alabama Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Southern Miss at Alabama—College football free pick is Alabama and Southern Miss to play under the total of 58.5. Southern Miss will struggled to get points on the board on Alabama. The Golden Eagles were held to 9 points at home to Troy and 7 at South Alabama in their two games against FBS opponents. Southern Miss gained only 156 yards on the Trojans and 259 on South Alabama. Crimson Tide will build comfortable lead and keep it on the ground to burn clock in the second half. Golden Eagles quarterback Ty Keyes completing only 52.6% of his passes as the team averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt. Play Alabama and Southern Miss under 58.5.
Georgia vs. Vanderbilt Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Georgia at Vanderbilt—Free pick is Georgia Bulldogs -35. Vanderbilt has lost their top running back to a toe injury. Quarterback Ken Seals completed only 43.2% of his passes against Stanford with 3.2 yards per pass attempt. Now without his top running back and facing a stronger defense here. Commodores have done a poor job of defending the run surrendering 196 yards per game with 6.1 yards per rush. JT Daniels threw for 303 yards and 74.2% completion rate in their 40-13 win at home to South Carolina. Vandy is an inexperienced team on both sides of the ball. Take Georgia -35.
Navy vs. Houston Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Navy at Houston—College football pick is Houston Cougars -20. Tough to back Navy as the team has played poorly. They were held to 7 points against Marshall and 3 to Air Force all at home. Dating back to last year the Midshipmen have lost seven straight. They put up only 68 yards on Air Force then fired their offensive coordinator. Midshipmen running for only 3.4 yards per carry and converting only 27.3% on third down. Navy had struggles defending the pass surrendering 9.6 yards per pass attempt. Cougars have shown improvement defensively this year holding opponents to 230 yards per game and 3.3 per rush. Quarterback Clayton Tune was able to practice on Sunday after leaving in the win against Grambling St. Tune is completing 70.7% of his passes. Play Houston -20.
West Virginia vs. Oklahoma Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
West Virginia at Oklahoma—College football free pick is West Virginia +17. Mountaineers were competitive in a six point loss in their road game at Maryland. Since they have a home win against Virginia Tech last week. Sooners have failed to cover in home wins to Nebraska by seven and Tulane by five. West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege is completing 60.2% of his passes for 8.3 yards per pass attempt. Mountaineers defense have played well holding opponents to 2.6 yards per rush and only allows 32.7% conversions on third down. Play West Virginia +17.
LSU vs. Mississippi St Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
LSU at Mississippi St—Free pick is LSU Tigers and Mississippi St Bulldogs over the total of 55.5. They combined for 78 points in their meeting last year. Seems many SEC defenses figured out Mike Leach’s system except LSU. Tigers still show struggles on defense as in their lone road game were defeated 38-27 at UCLA by surrendering 483 yards to the Bruins offense. There is concern for the Bulldogs defense surrendering 34 points to Louisiana Tech and 31 last week in a loss at Memphis. Mississippi St quarterback Will Rogers is completing 74.8% of his passes for 361 yards per game. LSU is getting production from quarterback Max Johnson who is completing 64.8% of his throws for 303 yards passing per games. LSU puts the ball up in the air 41 times a game and Mississippi St 54 times. Play LSU and Mississippi St over 55.5.
Wyoming vs. UCONN Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Wyoming at UCONN—College football pick is Wyoming Cowboys -30. Wyoming has shown the ability to put points on the scoreboard with 45 cores on Ball St and 50 at Northern Illinois. Quarterback Sean Chambers is running a passing game for the Cowboys that put up 8.3 yards per pass attempt. UCONN 0-4 on the year with losses by 31 points or greater in all three losses against FBS opponents. Huskies are surrendering 493 yards per game with five yards per rush and 10.3 yards per pass attempt. UCONN turned to freshman quarterback Tyler Phommachanh who completed only 42.3% of his passes in the loss to Army with a miserable 4.2 yards per pass attempt. Play Wyoming -30.
UAB vs. Tulane Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
UAB at Tulane—College football free pick is UAB Blazers +3.5. UAB finally gave up on inaccurate quarterback Tyler Johnston. They turned to Dylan Hopkins and he completed 85.7% of his passes in the win to North Texas with 202 yards and three touchdowns. Tyler Johnson in his time at UAB has never got to at least 60% completion rate. Tulane has played a tough non-conference scheduled pounded by Ole Miss and a five point loss to Oklahoma. Their defense did surrender 61 to the Rebels and 40 to the Sooners. Opponents are completing 69.6% of their passes on the Mean Green defense for 8.2 yards per pass attempt. Blazers continue their good defensive play. Play UAB +3.5.
Texas Tech vs. Texas Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Texas Tech at Texas—Free pick is Texas Tech Red Raiders +7.5. Red Raiders have shown improvement to their defense. In their lone road game they traveled to Houston and came away with the 38-21 win holding the Cougars to 255 yards of offense. On the season the Red Raiders holding opponents to 290 yards with 1.8 yards per rush and 5.6 yards per pass attempt. Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough is completing 67.5% of his throws for 9.8 yards per pass attempt. Shough was accurate in his fill in time at Oregon. Texas in their step up game dropped a 40-21 decision at Arkansas posting only 256 yards. Longhorns defense is allowing 188 yards per game on the ground with 5.2 yards per rush. Opponents are completing 73.5% of their passes against the Longhorns this year. Texas quarterback Casey Thompson and Hudson Card were ineffective in defeat to the Razorbacks. Play Texas Tech +7.5.
UTSA vs. Memphis Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
UTSA vs. Memphis—College football pick is UTSA Roadrunners +3. UTSA is 3-0 with a notable road win at Illinois. They are moving the football effectively for 458 yards per game. Quarterback Frank Harris is completing 66.3% of his passes as the team throws for 292 a game with 8.1 yards per pass attempt. UTSA has played well defensively limiting opponents to 244 yards per game with 2.5 per rush and 5.7 per pass attempt. Memphis a good offensive team continues to play poorly defensively. On the year the Tigers are surrendering 483 yards with 400 through the air, 66.3% completion against rate and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. Roadrunners have been outstanding offensively on third down with a 55.8% conversions rate and holding opponents to 29.5%. Play UTSA +3.
SMU vs. TCU Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
SMU at TCU—College football free pick is SMU Mustangs +9. Sonny Dykes Mustangs team can move the football. Their offense is putting up 538 yards per game with 5.6 yards per rush and 341 yards through the air. Quarterback Tanner Mordecai, an Oklahoma transfer, is completing 73% of his passes while averaging 8.8 yards per pass attempt. TCU have wins against FCS Duquesne and Cal. The concern about the Horned Frogs is they gave up 32 points to an offensively challenge Golden Bears team that produced 442 yards and 309 yards through the air for 11.4 yards per pass attempt. Cal was able to run for 4.9 yards a carry on the Horned Frogs defense. Play SMU +9.
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M Pick Prediction 9/25/2021
Arkansas at Texas A&M—Free pick is Arkansas Razorbacks +5. Texas A&M broke in a first year starter at quarterback and the team struggled offensively against their lone Power 5 opponent scoring 10 points and gaining 288 yards on Colorado in a three point win. Quarterback Zach Calzada completed only 47.4% of his passes in relief of starter Haynes King who has a foot injury. King is out for this game. Arkansas a perfect 3-0 on the year with notable 19 point home win to Texas. There was no letdown for the Razorbacks the following week as they pound Georgia Southern at home 45-10 behind 633 offensive yards. Arkansas offense is putting up 492 yards a game rushing for 282 and 6.1 yards per rush. Quarterback KJ Jefferson is completing 62% of his throws for a passing game that averages 9.7 yards per attempt. Razorbacks defending well holding the opposition to 265 yards with 3.2 yards per carry and 5 yards per pass attempt. Play Arkansas +5.